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Adrian
Feb 26th, 2002, 12:41 AM
What do you think?

DutchieGirl
Feb 26th, 2002, 01:13 AM
ooh! That was an easy one! :D

Adrian
Feb 26th, 2002, 04:05 AM
;)

AUSBOY
Feb 26th, 2002, 05:45 AM
He definitely should not resign and should remain as our Govenor General, he is a wonderful person, his 25+ years of voluntary services to the St Vincent De Paul and other charities is outstanding. He's an amazing man that has done so much good with his life. I recommend that anyone should watch the documentary on his life before making a judge on this.

Its all the catholic church wanting to dethrown him and bring him down with these exaggerated lies. The media is trumping it up as much as possible making it into this huge controversy. Its disgusting and sickening that the Catholic church and others are trying to ruin a fine man's reputation and lifelong achievements just for their own gains.

Adrian
Feb 26th, 2002, 05:52 AM
Don't forget his fine record of defending the perportraters of Pedophelia/sex abuse/child abuse :rolleyes:

SM
Feb 26th, 2002, 06:48 AM
:rolleyes: :p

Benny
Feb 26th, 2002, 08:20 AM
Yes, because you don't just dissmis abuse cases, which he has obviously done:(:(

per4ever
Feb 26th, 2002, 08:23 AM
what the hell is a G-G????

SM
Feb 26th, 2002, 08:31 AM
Governor general , he's our queen's rep as our head of state..he basically has a ceremonial role and is a figure head , he also gives assent to passing of bills.....blah blah his names Sir William Dean and people in aus have some issues with him such as paedophiles lol:p

per4ever
Feb 26th, 2002, 08:36 AM
thanks for the explanation

Adrian
Feb 26th, 2002, 08:40 AM
Sir William was the last G-G Steven:p

Peter Hollingsworth is G-G now...

Per, When he was a Archbishop he, over a number of years and on a number of occassions, either covered up or outright dismissed evidence of sexual abuse against minors of both sexes.

This is not a slur job by the catholic church either. There have been many many polls over the last week, with all having the same outcome, either sack him, or he should resign. The Prime minister won't sack him because Hollingsworth is the choice of John and Janette Howard (PM and his wife) for the job. The G-G won't resign.....

Just to make it interesting, The Queen arrives Tomorrow....

per4ever
Feb 26th, 2002, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by Adrian
Per, When he was a Archbishop he, over a number of years and on a number of occassions, either covered up or outright dismissed evidence of sexual abuse against minors of both sexes.


:eek::eek: :eek: Sack him!!!!!!!!!

Halardfan
Feb 26th, 2002, 10:27 AM
Would you like to keep the Queen while she's there???

We'll have Cathy Freeman in return. :) ;)

Are the Commonwealth Games given much credibility in Oz? Or indeed the Commonwealth in general? Does it matter to Aussies?

Adrian
Feb 26th, 2002, 10:36 AM
Depends on how well we do :p

No, actually the commonwealth games are very popular. I think our swimmers see it as the biggest warm-up event to the olympics ;)

We have enough queens of our own thanks, we don't need yours :p

Halardfan
Feb 26th, 2002, 10:42 AM
Well, they like the queen in New Zealand, so that's what matters. :p

The new stadium where the athletics takes place this year, is stunning...

Of course we would top the medals table...if only we competed as Britain instead of seperately.

We just like giving you a chance. A head start if you will. :p ;)

Adrian
Feb 26th, 2002, 10:47 AM
If it coincides with Aussie Rules, that's 3,000,000 viewers the games won't get ;)

Actually, I don't think all went that well in NZ did it?...apparently your media is calling Helen, the something or rather in pants and the Kiwi's aren't impressed ;)

I suggest you combine all the other commonwealth countries together, then takes us on....we will still win though :p

wheres the stadium?

SM
Feb 26th, 2002, 11:07 AM
holingsworth is it...lol..shows how much interest i have in the GG
:wavey:

Halardfan
Feb 26th, 2002, 02:41 PM
The media here were quite positive about the NZ thing...they were contrasting it with what would happen when she got to OZ...

Hope the games don't clash with the World Cup.

You know, the World Cup? Football? 'Soccer'? You mean your not there??? Didnt' make it you say??? Oops! :D
:p
;)
In reality I was cheering for the Aussie's all the way, and Im very Pro Aussie as a rule. :)

The Commonwealth games are to be held in sunny Manchester. Which outranks Sydney as a glamour location. ;)

TS
Feb 26th, 2002, 02:42 PM
lol Steve! Thats OK...I hadnt even heard of him til last week :o

Adrian
Feb 26th, 2002, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by Chris Ba
The media here were quite positive about the NZ thing...they were contrasting it with what would happen when she got to OZ...

Hope the games don't clash with the World Cup.

You know, the World Cup? Football? 'Soccer'? You mean your not there??? Didnt' make it you say??? Oops! :D
:p
;)
In reality I was cheering for the Aussie's all the way, and Im very Pro Aussie as a rule. :)

The Commonwealth games are to be held in sunny Manchester. Which outranks Sydney as a glamour location. ;)


Soccer?...yeah, there was a match on the other day, full house too, there was nearly as many in the crowd as there was on the field ;).

The Queen has demanded a "Private Audience" with the G.G, the moment she arrives :o ...She might do what Howard hasn't got the guts to do ;)....Off with his head :o :bounce: :bounce:
Getting slightly carried away here :o

SM
Feb 27th, 2002, 12:51 AM
the queen is gonn ahave a 20 min private convo with him whilst shes down here....but the monarchs have said that it isnt between them and Holingsworth ,but rather an issue of the australian govt. vs hollingsworth!....so the queen wont be the one giving him the boot

also..the g-g daughter also supports him.

terry gimme a hi-5
:kiss: ...we both have no interest in aussie politics

DutchieGirl
Feb 27th, 2002, 02:04 AM
Well, I hate politics too Steve, but it's kinda hard to miss this one seeing as it's been in the news all week.

Hmm... the next Commonwealth Games will be REALLY big for Aussies - coz they are gonna be in Melbourne! yay! hehe I'll be going to the swimming... on second thoughts, the Dutchies aren't part of the Commonwealth... can that thought! ;)

Adrian
Feb 27th, 2002, 02:09 AM
Straight after the Queen, he has a meeting with Howard.

I reckon the Queen will either give her support to him or withdraw..all in private. If she withdraws it, he will immediately resign....Just my thoughts.

Oizo
Feb 27th, 2002, 02:10 AM
First I didn`t know what this thread was about...LOL:confused:
O.K. Aussi politics....:rolleyes: :o have no clue!:angel:

Adrian
Feb 27th, 2002, 02:11 AM
Sarah, I'll go to the Track and Field if Shirvo is running...watching him run is like watching a tennis match as far as his privates go...left..right...left...right....:o :p :bounce: :bounce:

DutchieGirl
Feb 27th, 2002, 02:13 AM
Originally posted by Adrian
Sarah, I'll go to the Track and Field if Shirvo is running...watching him run is like watching a tennis match as far as his privates go...left..right...left...right....:o :p :bounce: :bounce:

LMFAO! hehehe Well, if I'm in Melbourne at the time, I will go to the swimming - and probably to the basketball too (they do have that at the Commonwealth Games right)? ;)

Adrian
Feb 27th, 2002, 02:24 AM
I wouldn't have a clue as far as BBall goes :confused:

SM
Feb 27th, 2002, 02:58 AM
sarah when was the last time steven read a newspaper(news section) or watched the news???........wait dont answer cos i dont remmeber myself it was soo long ago ;)

:p

BCP
Feb 27th, 2002, 04:32 AM
Just to clarify, Peter Hollingworth is an anglican arch bishop, not a catholic arch bishop (I'm neither anglican or catholic)

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 27th, 2002, 06:07 AM
Sack him!

I like Sir William Deane! I met him once and he invited me and other people to his house in Kirribal (spell?)! He can sign language! He is really nice person! I want him back to Governor General again :p but I know he can't back again ;)

Buitenzorg
Feb 27th, 2002, 06:27 AM
I don't think we have to sacked him (G-G) because we don't know the true is??maybe it's just jealousy from some of people, I think he's a nice person

DeniseM
Feb 27th, 2002, 10:58 PM
Since I listen to the ABC I realized the proposal wasn't to sack Adrienne Clarkson. (Our G-G.)

Perhaps before any decision about sacking, there should be an effort to decide if the Archbishop really did wrong or not.

DutchieGirl
Feb 28th, 2002, 02:13 AM
Originally posted by SM
sarah when was the last time steven read a newspaper(news section) or watched the news???........wait dont answer cos i dont remmeber myself it was soo long ago ;)

:p

hehe well, I usually get to read the paper between customers at work! :D But then I don't usually read boring crap like that anyway! lol

Adrian
Feb 28th, 2002, 04:23 AM
It's been difficult to escape if you visit any Aussie websites as well :rolleyes: